- A judicial dissolution or termination of the bonds of matrimony, because of marital misconduct or other statutory cause arising after the marriage ceremony, with the result that the status of the parties is changed from coverture to that of single persons. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 1.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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